National Diary of Events

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Jun 2019 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Mon 17 Jun to
Fri 21 Jun
NSW CASINO NORTH COAST CALLERS SEMINAR - CASINO
5 full days
Sat 22 Jun NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
A MATINEE OF ROUND DANCING
Pennant Hills Community Centre (Ramsay Road, Pennant Hills)
Two dance sessions for one price
12:30pm - 1.40pm Advanced Phase 3 & 4 & a few Phase 5
1.45pm - 4.45pm Easy & Intermediate Phase 2 & 3 (Afternoon Tea Break)
A plate of afternoon tea to share would be appreciated
Admission: SARDA members $12 / Non-SARDA members $15
Round Dance Cuers
Would you like to be part of the program? Please RSVP by 20th May to Brett via email sarda.rd.matinee@gmail.com
You're invited to come along & support the first Round Dance Matinee for 2019
David Todd
ph: 0411 888 515

Brett

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Sat 22 Jun to
Sun 23 Jun
NSW Casino Willi-Whirlers
36TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Weekend
Fri 28 Jun to
Sun 30 Jun
NSW HALFWAY DANCE HOLBROOK NSW
Holbrook Shire Hall, Cnr Albury & Young Sts Holbrook featuring
Howard Cockburn (VIC), Mike Davey (VIC) & Chris Froggatt (NSW)
Dancing Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday morning
Mainstream & Plus
Saturday night after party with entertainment
Halfway Olympics on Saturday morning
Pre booked weekend ticket $50
Pre booked session ticket $13 per session
Pay at the door $15 per session
Early bird price and pre bookings end on 31st May 2019.
To attend the Saturday evening meal, this must be pre booked by 31 May. After this date, dance tickets will be available at the door for the weekend or sessions.
Hope to see you there.
Registration form (119KB)
Howard
ph: 0417 025 828

Mike
ph: 0400 171 359

Linda
ph: 0421 133 518
Jul 2019
Sat 6 Jul VIC Essendon Square Dance Club
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Maribyrnong Community Centre
7.30pm - Plus, 8.00pm Mainstream
$12pp
Ph: 03 9390 8308
Fri 12 Jul NSW Mountain Devils
SOUP AND DAMPER NIGHT
7pm-7.30pm Plus, 7.30pm Mainstream/Plus/Rounds
Request Night
Favourite Singing Call
GLENBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOL HALL, WOODVILLE STREET, GLENBROOK
Admission $12.00 per dancer
David
ph: 0411 888 515
Sat 13 Jul QLD Burleigh Squares
31ST BIRTHDAY MASKED BALL
Come and celebrate with feature caller: BARRY WONSON
Join the celebrations. Spread the word. The more the merrier! Everyone welcome.
Please bring a plate to share for supper.
Entry: $8 per dancer
The Maher Hall, 42 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads (in the back streets opposite the Stocklands Shopping Centre - refer to map on our website www.isquaredance.net)
Sue
ph: 0412 776 862

Peter
ph: 0435 539 315
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Sat 20 Jul SA CHRISTMAS IN JULY
COONAWARRA HALL (5km Adelaide side of Penola)
Guests callers Jeff and Scotty
7.30pm Basic and Mainstream
$10 per person
6pm for shared tea - meat supplied - please bring salad/dessert/drinks to share and a plate of supper to share
Please bring a Kris Kringle gift to put under the tree up to the value of $10 (male bring for male, female bring for female)
Proudly brought to you by ACEY SQUARES Naracoorte and PINE CITY TWIRLERS Mt Gambier
Wendy Scott
ph: 0429623092
Fri 26 Jul to
Sun 28 Jul
QLD MARTIN KLIBBE MEMORIAL DANCE GRAND FINALE TO BE RESCHEDULED
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret that we are unable to hold the dance this July 2019.
It is now to be rescheduled. The new date will be advised as soon as possible, hopefully July 2020.
For further information please contact : Dawn Klibbe phone 07 4959 7350 or 0429 597 350
Email: dawnklibbe@bigpond.com
Dawn Klibbe
ph: 07 4959 7350 or 0429 597 350
Sat 27 Jul to
Sun 28 Jul
QLD Logan City Square Dancers
PLUS & A LEVEL WEEKEND
SAVE THE DATES 27th & 28th JULY
Plus & A Level Weekend
Featuring callers Alan Evans & Kay Walker
Notice & Registration form coming soon!
Enquiries ph Jane Rayner 0405 316 369
Jane
ph: 0405 316 469

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Aug 2019
Fri 9 Aug to
Mon 12 Aug
NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
40TH NSW SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE CONVENTION 2019
Venue: "Berry Farm", Berry Sport & Recreation Centre 660 Coolangatta Road, BERRY NSW 2535
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION available till 31 October 2018: $55/adult, $40/student
REGISTRATION from 1 November 2018: $65/adult, $50/student
Registration Form (1.1MB)
Information sheet (1.4MB)
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Thu 22 Aug SA Acey Squares
13TH BIRTHDAY AND TRAIL IN TO SA STATE CONVENTION
TRAIL IN to the South Australian State Square Dance Convention
Guest Callers
Naracoorte Town Hall, 95 Smith Street
Basic & Mainstream at 7.30 pm
Tickets $15 each
Registrations to : PO Box 1222 Naracoorte SA 5271
Registration Form (590KB)
Chris Hall
ph: 0410 057 955

Alan Hall
ph: 0417 820 134
Fri 23 Aug to
Sun 25 Aug
NSW 27TH WOOLGOOLGA GALA WEEKEND FESTIVAL
Fri 23 Aug to
Sun 25 Aug
SA South Australian Square Dance Society
44TH SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
Theme: CLICK GO THE SHEARS
Feature caller: Howard Cockburn
Naracoorte Town Hall, 95 Smith Street, NARACOORTE SA
Convenors: Chris & Alan Hall
Thursday 22nd Special: Trail In/Acey Squares 13th Birthday Dance (payment separate to Convention fees)
Convention Tickets:
Full Weekend prior to 1 July: SASDS member $50, non-member $60
Full Weekend from 1 July: SASDS member $55, non-member $65
Session tickets available
Interstate dancers please note that the SASDS offers you honorary membership for the period of the convention and therefore SASDS Membership ticket prices.
Accommodation information Sheet (810KB)
Convention info & registration (1.4MB)
Transport option (185KB)
Chris
ph: 0410 057 955

Alan
ph: 0417 820 134
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Sep 2019
Fri 6 Sep to
Sun 8 Sep
QLD 38TH QUEENSLAND STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
"Stars of the Big Screen in 2019"
Hosted by Rocky Twirlers at North Rockhampton High School.
Oct 2019
Fri 4 Oct to
Sun 6 Oct
NSW Hunter Valley Square Dance Society
HUNTER VALLEY WEEKEND 2019
Feature caller Brian Hotchkies
Rounds with Ed Coleman
Venue: West Wallsend High School, 2 Appletree Road, West Wallsend NSW
Accommodation is very tight in Newcastle for the long weekend in October 2019 so it is advisable to book early.
David
ph: 0419 250 998

Vonda
ph: 0409 505 818
Fri 18 Oct to
Sun 20 Oct
NSW 5TH ARMIDALE NEW ENGLAND FESTIVAL
Weekend
Fri 18 Oct to
Sun 20 Oct
NSW WILMA FLANNERY MEMORIAL DANCE
Square & Round Dance Association of NSW & Northern NSW Square Dance Association
MIKE DAVEY (Squares) and Ed Coleman (Rounds)
New England Girls School (NEGS), Uralla Road, Armidale
FULL MAINSTREAM & PLUS
Weekend Ticket (Pre-paid by15th Sept) $40
Weekend Ticket (After 15th Sept) $45
Session tickets available - see registration form
No Supper. Continuous tea, coffee and biscuits
Visit our Website: www.nnswsda.com and www.sardansw.com
Registration form (190KB)
Fri 25 Oct to
Sun 27 Oct
VIC Eastern 8's Bairnsdale
6TH EASTERN 8'S RIVIERA ROUNDUP
Just a reminder to put the last Weekend in October in your diary for a great weekend of dancing
Featuring Brian Hotchkies
When: 25th, 26th & 27th October 2019
Where: Bouchier Hall, Bairnsdale Secondary College, Wallace Street, Bairnsdale Vic. 3875
Times & Costs:
Session 1-Fri. 25th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl. Supper) $14.00 / person
Session 2-Sat. 26th 2:30pm - Plus $10.00 / person
Session 3-Sat. 26th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl.Supper) $19.00 / person
Session 4-Sun. 27th 10:00am - Mainstream $12.00 / person
Lunch Sun. 27th 12:30 pm $25.00 / person
Weekend Package: $80.00 (includes all sessions and Sunday lunch.)
NOTE! Closing date for Registrations is 30th September 2019
Registation form (215KB)
Colin Lamble
ph: 0427 903 733, 03 5156 0067

Max & Nancy Hodder
ph: 03 5156 1459
Nov 2019
Sat 30 Nov NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
SARDA DANCE
Details to be advised
Dec 2019
Tue 31 Dec NSW BRIAN HOTCHKIES NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Tue 31 Dec NSW Saintly Devil Dancers
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY - ARMIDALE
Tue 31 Dec NSW NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Sutherland (South Sydney) - Callers: Brett Gill & David Todd
Ph: 0411 677 643
Mar 2020
Fri 6 Mar to
Mon 9 Mar
VIC Victorian Square Dance Association
51ST VICTORIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
GETAWAY
Come to Lakes Entrance
Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance
Adult Dancer (Early Bird prior to 30th Nov, 2019) Member $50, Non-member $65
Adult Dancer (From 1st Dec, 2019) Member $60, Non-member $75
Session tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $15/day session and $25/evening session
For other ticket types and prices please refer to the registration form.

Expressions of Interest Victorian State Square Dance Convention 6-9th of March 2020.
(close 31st of May as we need indicative numbers in order to make bookings. Full costings will be worked out later and payments due in full by January 2020):
Lakes Entrance Victorian State Convention
Optional Bus to and from Melbourne $90 return/pp
Accommodation option A including cooked breakfast and a 2 course dinner $107.50/n/pp twin share or $143.50/n/pp single person not sharing
Accommodation option B $73.80/n/pp twin share (larger rooms available too) Food is available at location just still working out pricing.
Spaces are limited please email secretary@vsda.org.au if you are interested with the number of people ie single or twin or triple share and if you would like travel and/or food.

Registration Form (278KB)
Lorraine
ph: 0411 484 973

Secretary

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Apr 2020
Mon 6 Apr to
Wed 8 Apr
NSW AUSTRALIAN ROUND DANCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020
The ARDA Management Committee invites you to attend the ARDA Conference 2020
6th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS EVENING OF ROUND DANCING
7th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS EVENING OF ROUND DANCING
8th April - 9.00 to 12 pm with an afternoon 'mystery event' to wind up the ARDA Conference
Presenters: Paula & Warwick Armstrong, ARDA Education Officers Supported by Australian Leaders; International Guests & includes Skype sessions with ROUNDALAB personnel
ARDA Conferences are for any person interested in learning more about ROUND DANCING
Topics over the years include the most up to date information, learning Techniques, technical support and much more.
$95.00 pp, ARDA Members $65.00 pp
The ARDA Conference will once again be held prior to the ANSDC - the 61st ANSDC in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
We don't want you to miss out, so make sure you include the 6, 7 and 8 April, 2020 in your accommodation and travel plans. Venue details, etc. will be available soon.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
Contact: arda.secretary@gmail.com
ARDA Secretary
Thu 9 Apr NSW SPECIAL PRE-CONVENTION DANCE WITH RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
The Australian Callers Federation invites you to a special pre-Convention dance with RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
7.30 to 10.30 Mainstream & Plus
Blackheath Community Centre, Great Western Hwy, Blackheath (13 mins from Convention venue)
Tickets $15 pre-booked or $20 at the door
This dance is open to all on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited due to the size of the hall.
This dance will be held the evening prior to the start of the 2020 National Square Dance Convention at Wentworth Falls over Easter weekend.
Our special guest caller for this dance is RANDY DOUGHERTY, a great caller and entertainer from the USA. Randy has been to Australia once before for a weekend at Figtree about 25 years ago.
The area encompassing the Blue Mountains is truly beautiful. Make sure that you have plenty of time to see what nature has created, as well as attending the Convention...it really is worthwhile.
As the Convention is over the Easter weekend, accommodation, while plentiful in the area, is usually fully booked out well before the long weekend. It would be advisable to check it out now...there are lots of neat places to stay within a 10 minute drive of the Convention venue.
Fri 10 Apr to
Tue 14 Apr
NSW 61ST AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
The 61st Australian National Square Dance Convention will be held in the majestic Blue Mountains, over the Easter weekend in 2020
The venue is Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls NSW
Early Bird Registrations Close on 29th June 2019
All Early Bird registrations will go into a draw for a chance to win two seats on a coach tour donated by Fantastic Aussie Tours to the value of $6580
Registration Form (993KB)
Early Bird Registration Info (102KB)
Convenors David & Rosalind Todd

Secretary Louise Anderson

Registrar

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Fri 24 Apr to
Sun 26 Apr
VIC AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR 2020
An Unmissable Square Dance Event
Mornington, Victoria (Exact venue TBA soon)
Dave Preskitt Germany
James Reid Australia
Jaden Frigo Australia
More information coming very soon!
Jun 2021
Thu 24 Jun to
Mon 28 Jun
NT 62ND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
DARWIN 2021 - Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End
Our Committee will host the 62nd Australian National Square Dance Convention at Marrara Stadium in Darwin from Thursday, 24 to Monday 28 June. Our theme is
Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End.

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